Written and Narrated by Marc Berlin
In this outrageous collection of fake letters to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, we’re offered a startling inside look at what’s on the minds of Americans today. From celebrities as diverse as Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, and Steven Spielberg, to anonymous everyday citizens like the minimum-wage waitress in Oklahoma and a dry cleaner named Al Kayda in Wisconsin, Obama hears it, and gets it, from everyone. And when you’re the president, absolutely no subject is off-limits.
An ex-student in Illinois is drowning in an ocean of debt; a harried housewife in Wyoming has dubious ideas about how to save hard-earned pennies; a gun owner in Tennessee vigorously defends his right to bear arms. Even a Harvard classmate re-appears with a not-so-subtle demand for money. Obama, who’s obviously a very busy man, sometimes answers with a brief innocuous letter of his own.
Echoing another classic of US history, Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy In America, Obama Confidential offers a vivid, consistently amusing snapshot of America in the second decade of the 21st century, with hilarious results.